Human Capital

Human Capital

Human Capital Jonathan Poland

Human capital refers to the future productive potential of people, which is often difficult to estimate directly. Instead, it is often measured using proxies such as education and health metrics for a population. Unlike traditional forms of capital, such as buildings and machinery, human capital is dynamic and can create or destroy significant value.

Abilities Administrative Capabilities
Agents of Change Aptitude
Artistic Talent Attention to Detail
Capacity for Calculated Risk Taking Capacity for Problem Solving
Charisma Communication Skills
Convergent Thinking Craftspeople
Creative Capacity Creative Visionaries
Credibility Cultural Capital
Cultural Competence Culture Visionaries
Design Thinking Divergent Thinking
Domain Expertise Education
Emotional Intelligence Engineering Prowess
Entrepreneurial Spirit Fluid Intelligence
General Intelligence Hard Skills
Health Honesty & Integrity
Industry Experience Industry Visionaries
Interpersonal Skills Inventive Thinking
Know-how Leadership
Lifestyle Visionaries Literary Talent
Management Competencies Mastery
Objectivity Personal Presence
Personal Resilience Physical Abilities
Political Leadership Professionalism
Rational Thinking Relational Capital
Reliability Research Abilities
Scientific Knowledge Scientific Leadership
Self-Direction Situational Knowledge
Soft Skills Storytellers
Strategic Thinking Systems Thinking
Technical Leadership Technical Skills
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